Bergius process

noun Ber·gi·us process \ˈber-gē-əs-\

Definition of Bergius process

  1. :  a process of hydrogenating usually powdered coal mixed with oil and a catalyst under heat and high pressure in order to obtain chiefly liquid products (such as fuel oil and gasoline)

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Origin and Etymology of bergius process

after Friedrich Bergius †1949 German chemist


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